Quincy 68 Average
Quincy Livability #537 ranked city in Illinois#14,965 ranked city in the USARanks better than 48% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Quincy Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Quincy Cost of Living Cost of living is 15% lower than Illinois
8317% less expensive than the US average
982% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Quincy cost of living
F Quincy Crime Total crime is 61% higher than Illinois
Total crime
3,63746% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2846% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-5%Year over year crime is down
Quincy crime
D Quincy Employment Household income is 29% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$42,07824% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$25,15216% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%2% lower than the US average
Quincy employment
F Quincy Housing Home value is 40% lower than Illinois
Median home value
$105,60043% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$59238% lower than the US average
Home ownership
63%1% lower than the US average
Quincy real estate or Quincy rentals
F Quincy Schools HS graduation rate is 2% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
86%4% higher than the US average
School test scores
24%52% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:12% lower than the US average
Quincy K-12 schools
A+ Quincy User Ratings There are a total of 6 ratings in Quincy
Overall user rating
85% 6 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
88% 5 total surveys
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      Living in Quincy, IL

      Quincy is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Illinois. The city has a population of 40,689 residents. At 90%, the majority of the Quincy population is White; this is followed by 6% Black and 1% Asian. Quincy has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 73% of the population is classified as married and 66% have kids.

      Whether you’re relocating to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Quincy could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Illinois if you know where to search. Finding the best places to live in Quincy and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, crime, weather, education, housing and other important metrics.

      Using data and statistics Quincy has received a livability score of 64/100. This score is ranked in the 36th percentile when compared to all other cities. For each of the livability categories, we know that Quincy ranks very well for amenities (A+) and cost of living (A-). The bad news for Quincy, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (F), education (F), employment (D) and housing (F).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Quincy on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

      Assuming that Quincy meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Quincy. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Quincy are simply unattainable. The median home price for Quincy homes is $105,600, which is 39.6% lower than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Quincy, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 16.7% lower than the Illinois average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Quincy area were 0.7% and 5 year appreciation rates were 2.4%.

      Quincy transportation information

      Average one way commute14min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work84.0%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.2%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.8%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.0%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home3.5%4.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Quincy, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).